There are two assessments you can choose to take either before or during your first semester.
Math Skills Readiness
If you have a particularly strong background in math, you may want to
consider taking this assessment. By scoring 85% or higher,
you can bypass the Academic Skills Seminar, a more introductory math course, and jump right into
The math assessment covers elementary algebra including logarithms and coordinate geometry of the
straight line, trigonometry including sine, cosine and tangent,the
Pythagorean theorem, computer mathematics including simple binary
arithmetic, boolean algebra, and logic gates.
Prior Learning Assessment
This tells the NACTEL Advisor what prior learning you've had including
high school and college, as well as any internal training courses
that might impact what classes you need to take.
Neither of these assessments is required to enter the program.
The Prior Learning Survey is relatively quick, and will probably
take less than 15 minutes to complete. The Math Skills Readiness,
which can take between 30-60 minutes to complete, is broken
into two parts that you must take in the same sitting.
IMPORTANT: You can access each assessment only once.
So, be sure you are ready before entering, and be sure to complete
the entire assessment before exiting. You will not be able to
return later. If you do get locked out of an assessment, contact
You can take either, if you choose, by logging into the Student Information Center.
To help you stay on course, access our when
to take assessments worksheet.
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